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More information about how and where to register to vote can be found on the Lake County Clerk's Voter Services page.
You can register in person at:
If you have a valid Illinois Driver's License or State ID number and a Social Security Number you may register online while voter registration is open. (You will be asked to provide the date your license was issued and your birth date.)
If you miss the registration period you have the option of registering to vote at an Early Voting location, but you will be expected to cast your vote at that same visit.
"Find Your Representative" feature (enter your zip code where prompted)
Illinois State Board of Elections Districts and Officials Search to find your elected officials.
Lake County Clerk's Website - or call their office at 847-377-2400
Federal Voting Assistance Program provides information on voting for U.S. citizens living outside of the United States, including uniformed service members.
U.S. Election Assistance Commission - Provides election calendars, voter registration forms, and access to surveys and studies about U.S. elections along with the National Voter Registration Act.
The following resources are credible, free and nonpartisan.
Ballotpedia - This "Encyclopedia of American Politics" covers local, state and federal politics. Their content includes neutral, accurate, and verifiable information on government officials and the offices they hold, political issues and public policy, elections, candidates, and the influencers of politics.
C-SPAN Video Library - The Video Library offers more than 223,000 hours of video and is updated on a daily basis. Part of C-SPAN's mission is to provide "live gavel-to-gavel proceedings of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and to other forums where public policy is discussed, debated and decided––all without editing, commentary or analysis and with a balanced presentation of points of view."
Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) - The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) is a nonpartisan corporation that sponsors and organizes debates for U.S. presidential and vice presidential candidates. Users can access brief histories of debates dating back to 1858 along with transcripts of select events.
OpenSecrets - OpenSecrets is a product of the nonpartisan research group Center for Responsive Politics. It allows users to search for and find campaign contributors as well as campaign finance data, reports, articles and more. Background information on lobbying, interest groups, and political action committees (PACs) is easy to locate.
RealClearPolitics - A daily roundup of poll results and news coverage from multiple sources.
Vote Smart - Vote Smart's mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on local and national candidates and elected officials to all Americans.